The Tonze - Welcome
 Live Pop Jazz,Old School R&B 60s, 70s & 80s Trio - Our job is to make sure you have a good time.
 Welcome to the Tonze World of Old School Jazz Funk R&B...
For Your Enjoyment
Get ready for the best shows in town. If you're looking to see your favorite soul & R&B, Jazz/Blues trio,, then you'll find it here. From Wedding receptions to local fairs, to we promise you'll get the best experience in the greater Seatlle/Tacoma area..
Stay informed about our upcoming performances by checking our Events Page for the latest news on who is coming next.
Call 360 440-0347 today for more information.  The Tonze will have you smiling and enjoying whatever  function you  may hire them for.
                "WELCOME TO THE TONZE WEB SITE"  
You are listening to the Tonze. A three piece R&B/Jazz/Funk band out of the Peninsula area.  We have performed for lots of different events and venues.  Everything from private birthday parties to Pawn shop grand openings we have done it all.  Here is a list of some of the events we have done in the last 10 years performing as the Tonze.
                                                               Kitsap Credit Union Valentines Party for Elliot Grey 2012
      Kitsap Wine Festival at the Bremerton Marina...2012
                                                                             New Years Eve Party..Sons Of Norway in Poulsbo 2012
                                        House Band Jazz night for Chet's Place in Bremerton 2011-2012
                                                    House Band Jazz night for Bremerton Bar & Grill 2011-2012
                                                                    Global Bean Coffee shop in Silverdale, "Jazz Night Out"
                                     Titus Ford Grand Opening in Port Orchard 2012
                               Live Jazz Trio for your listening and enjoyment These are just some of the few events the Tonze have been involved with over the last couple of years. 
     There are always new and exciting venues opening up for our Trio year after year.  We look forward to the many new and interesting opportunities to play for in years to come.
      The Tonze have been in the studio over the past couple of years working on there up coming 1st
  CD to be released soon.  Steve and Les have been the main writers for the CD project while Tony with
  his creative hand in the mix, puts it all together.
      The sound of the Tonze music  will tell you that these gentlemen have done their homework and put in the
  time.  There tightness and creative skills will have you on the edge of your seat grooving to every     
   beat.  There vocal harmonies are just as tight as the musical  instrumentations.
   So far the Tonze have written 8 songs for their CD. " You have it all" written and sung by Leslie Shelton, "Secrets" written by Leslie Shelton and performed by Steve Minzel on keyboards, Tony Handy on drums and Leslie Shelton on Electric Bass Guitar.
     Most of the songs came together in  Rabbit Hole studio back in 2010, but further developed during performing them on stage over the last 2 years.  They have become very polished and tight arrangement wise with tons of energy as well as creativity. 
  The song, "You Have It All"  was inspired by the break out of the war
A beautiful orange select Fender Stratocaster Electric Guitar'         Les's 4 string Hamer Bass with
newyly replaced stainless steel frets and a brass nut oh and a new killer bridge.  The Frets, bridge inlay, and brass nut were done by J. Thayer in Bremerton.. Awesome word & Thanks Mr. Thayer
      The Original "Tonze"
The Original Tones members: left to right, Mike Connor, Tony Handy, Leslie Shelton, Steve Minzel & Joe Richards
Back in the early 90's when the The Tonze first began they had several different names: the "Duel Tones", "Tones", "Silvertones", Since all these names were established domains we had no choice but to find a different one. So hence the name "The Tonze" was born.  Ha, ha, we did it.
(Original members, left to right: Mike Connor, Tony Handy, Leslie Shelton, Steve Minzel & Joe Richards..)
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